Recent Stories on Sparks

September 29, 2015
Swearer Center
September 23, 2015
"I personally need to be part of a really fostering, nurturing community to be able to be ready to be able to face outwards, and to look outwards."
Swearer Center
September 11, 2015
Five BRYTE Campers Tell Their Stories
Isabel DeBre '18, Storyteller for Good
September 9, 2015

Queen is a 2015 Social Innovation Fellow. She is the founder of Radical Cards, a bilingual card game that encourages young people, especially those who are identified as "marginalized," "at-risk," and "of color," to use their creative self-expression for interpersonal social reflection. This summer, she took Radical Cards to Oakland, San Francisco, New York, and Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

Queen Nefertiti Shabazz '17
September 4, 2015

Yelitsa is a 2015 Social Innovation Fellow and a children's illustrator from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the founder of Healthy Roots, a toy company that designs dolls to celebrate the beauty of diversity and combat internalized racism and colorism. The Healthy Roots Kickstarter is currently live and they would love your support in promoting diversity in children’s toys.

Yelitsa Jean-Charles RISD '16
September 2, 2015
“Practice, practice, practice, is it is the key to learning in engaged scholarship."
Swearer Center
September 2, 2015

Mikaela is an iProv Summer Intern at the Rhode Island Land Trust Council to support the 4th Annual Land Trust Days - over 50 events at protected spaces all across the state, including guided hikes, stargazing, and family festivals.

Mikaela Karlsson '18
August 31, 2015
Natalie is a 2015 Royce Sport and Society Fellow. She traveled to Northern Ireland this summer to coach mixed teams of Protestant and Catholic children in a summer basketball league with PeacePlayers.
Natalie Ball '16
August 27, 2015

Ria is a 2015 Social Innovation Fellow. She is the co-founder of No Country for Women, an internationally-recognized gender education initiative that aims to combat systemic gender-based discrimination in India.

Ria Vaidya '16
August 25, 2015

Mariana is an iProv Summer Intern at the Rhode Island Center for Justice, which provides free legal services to low income Rhode Islanders in the fields of utility termination prevention, tenants’ rights, and workers’ rights. Her research is on utility termination for medically vulnerable households.

Mariana Múnera '16
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